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Author:
Michael Crow
ISBN13:
978-0060725877
ISBN:
0060725877
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Publisher:
HarperTorch (July 25, 2006)
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Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.5
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478

No Way Back probably describes Crow's predicament as well as it does Ewing's.

No Way Back probably describes Crow's predicament as well as it does Ewing's. There's no place to go with this series or this character any more. Luther started out complex and 3-dimensional, which is what made the series so promising.

A rogue and ruthlessly effective weapon for justice and punishment, disgraced cop Luther Ewing could use something to occupy his time during his involuntary. It takes only one word before Luther Ewing's mandatory six-month vacation from a Baltimore narc squad leaves him holed up in a . spook house, prepping for a CIA mission. Nadya, a Russki vixen,is there to help him brush up on his Russian, while Eunkyong, a knock-out Korean-American is there to train him in Tae Kwon Do and give him Koreanlessons - just enough to get by where he's going.

No Way Back (A Luther Ewing Thriller)

No Way Back (A Luther Ewing Thriller). 0060725877 (ISBN13: 9780060725877). Luther Ewing is a member of the Baltimore County Police Department, but he doesn't play the political game. Consequently, when his unauthorized plan to expose a crooked DEA agent backfires, he is suspended from the force for six months. Billed as a "thriller", I found NO WAY BACK to be anything but. There was very little action to speak of, other than in some of Luther's flashbacks to past experiences. Even in the penultimate scene of Kim meeting with the Russians, the activity was over with very quickly.

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A rogue and ruthlessly effective weapon for justice and punishment, disgraced cop Luther Ewing could use something to occupy his time during his involuntary six-month vacation from the Baltimore . Luckily (or not), his reputation is well-known in wide, if covert, government circles - and the CIA has a job that's right up Luther's alley: protecting a South Korean businessman who's involved in some shady dealings in Russia. To do so, Luther needs a new name. He must master a new arsenal, learn Korean and Tae Kwon Do.

BIRDBONES, THERE! YOU THE INFAMOUS LUTHER Ewing, or some goddamned impersonator? comes booming across the Dupont Circle park, a boot-camp voice but unique as a fingerprint. Who the hell is that? llison mutters hurriedly as we . Who the hell is that? llison mutters hurriedly as we stop our run and watch the massive, slope-shouldered figure of Rhino moving toward us in his distinctive rolling walk. Christ! My former Special Forces boss. Now with Defense Intelligence. By ear, I guess, but straight as we can, she says.

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Half–Vietnamese, half–black, Baltimore county cop Luther Ewing is known as "the Comanche" to his Gulf War buddies, "Shooter" to his fellow mercenaries in Bosnia, and "Five–O" to the Baltimore narc squad he works with. But after being suspended from duty for six months as the scapegoat in a case gone bad, Luther goes undercover as Terrance Prentice, working for the CIA, something he swore he'd never do again. His job––guarding a South Korean business man with ties to the US government

A rogue and ruthlessly effective weapon for justice and punishment, disgraced cop Luther Ewing could use something to occupy his time during his involuntary six-month "vacation" from the Baltimore P.D. narcotics squad. Luckily (or not), his reputation is well-known in wide, if covert, government circles -- and the CIA has a job that's right up Luther's alley: protecting a South Korean businessman who's involved in some shady dealings in Russia.

To do so, Luther needs a new name. He must master a new arsenal, learn Korean and Tae Kwon Do. Most importantly, he must bring the "package" back alive -- a relatively easy assignment requiring a sharp eye, smooth talk, and, hopefully, no bang bang. But the devil is always in the details and things rarely go as planned. And what an exposed and very far from home half-black, half-Vietnamese urban soldier doesn't know could effectively get him dead.

  • Moves fast and keeps you wondering. Getting inside Luthor's head is a trip and adventure! Can't wait for what's next!

  • The adventures of Luther Ewing continue in another ho-hum edition. In this installment, the third, the lack characterization I noted in earlier reviews completely plummets to a new low. Luther gets contacted to do another job for the CIA, accepts, and winds up in a safe house/training facility with three gorgeous, intelligent, twenty-somethings and one ken clone.

    The novel drags through the first half of the book, covering Luther's training, and the reader has to put up with the cardboard, beautiful people Crow populates his novel with and the hormonal responses they engender. The action picks up a little in the second half as Luther heads to California, then Korea for his assignment. The conclusion is unrealistic and unsatisfying, but there is a little excitement, tension (of the non-sexual kind), and action in the second half of the book. I have some serious issues with the Joe Boy/Ewing development in this novel, particularly because of some glaring inconsistencies with earlier works. For those of you who read Red Rain, you may remember Joe Boy as the special forces friend who bails out Luther (albeitly by mail) and who is one of the subjects of the photograph which is Luther's only valued possession. I certainly won't give away details, but I was fairly nonplussed with this novel over that relationship.

    This is another formulaic, hack imitation of a good thriller novel complete with cardboard Ken and Barbie dolls substituting for real characters. Since it was so formulaic, I found the coyness of the author's pseudonym extremely irritating; understandable but irritating. Mr. Crow is billed as being a prize-winning novelist on the dust cover, and having made that claim I can see why another reviewer has decided that the author is contemptuous of the audience. He is billed as being so capable, yet he delivers a product that is very average. Ergo irritating, but understandable why he doesn't want his own name on it. If he is such a literate writer why can't he take a little time for character development? I'm sure I'd be a little more forgiving in my remarks if it wasn't for that dust cover blurb which comes pretty close to false advertising in my mind.

    I'd highly recommend Lee Child's Jack Reacher series or James Lee Burke's books over this outing, if you in the mood for a good thriller. These authors have won a prize or two themselves, put their real names on their work, know how to develop characters, and make you feel like you have more than gotten what you paid for when you ran out to get their latest book.

  • You guys are so far off base. This is a great novel. It's all about the emotional carnage of war. Hey. Have you had any really funny conversations with Uncle Earnie about his tour in Vietnam in MAG-36 in 1970? Or how about that next door neighbor Carl whatsisname who spent a lively 13 months as a FAC in Danang Province around Khe Sahn in 1969 after the war went south?

    So Luther Ewing is goofy. Welcome to the canteen. Tennyson wrote about the casualties in WWI "When they ask you why they died tell them because their fathers lied." Well, Luther didn't die but he feels like he should have. I dug the conversations with Nadya and Allison and Mr. Kim. I thought Crow's vision of the CIA was what other authors have described and both credible and belivable.

    Ewing of course is the Baltimore (Homicide: Life on the Street) narc who gets sat down for 6 months and is then approached by the CIA to be a bodyguard on a trip from Carmel to Korea to Russia back to Korea. I thought the training session(s) were a cross between La Femme Nikita and Rocky and no, I didn't think they were too long. Just right.

    Ewing has to battle (a) his ghosts (b) his paranoia (c) the deception of his handlers and (d) the planned mission which he knows will be no cakewalk and is likely to be a set up. It's an accurate description that Lee Child's Jack Reacher is more likable and you might think that Jack would be more pleasant to hang around with but they're both stone cold killers. Acually, I think Luther's more interesting.

    I thought the ending was fascinating and haunting and especially how and where Luther ends up and with what. Nadya. Brrrrr. 5 stars. Bring on more Luther Ewing.

  • I've read all three of Crow's novels about Luther Ewing. I liked Red Rain a lot. I liked The Bite, but a lot less. No Way Back probably describes Crow's predicament as well as it does Ewing's. There's no place to go with this series or this character any more. Luther started out complex and 3-dimensional, which is what made the series so promising. Now he, and all of the other characters (caricatures?), are right out of a comic book, 2-dimensional at best, and with apologies to the author, boring. The same goes for the plot. I'm with the 2-star reviewer at best. The sad part is this is a 2-star book from a 4 star writer.

    For an alternative, try The Empanada Affair.